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  1. 26 Sep 2018

    Your Guide to New IVF Technology: What We Use in Treatment

    Posted: 26 September 2018 Your Guide to New IVF Technology: What We Use in Treatment

    At Manchester Fertility, IVF involves much more than just joining sperm and egg together in our lab. We use the very latest, next generation IVF technologies and techniques to enhance and personalise your cycle for your best chance of a baby.

    When you come to us for help to conceive, you can benefit from:

    Blastocyst culture and transfer

    Blastocyst culture is when we develop any suitable embryos for longer in our laboratory, to Day 5. By allowing an embryo to grow to Blastocyst stage - wh...

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  2. 29 Jun 2018

    Failed IVF & Miscarriage: How Genetic Screening Can Help You Get Pregnant

    Posted: 29 June 2018 Failed IVF & Miscarriage: How Genetic Screening Can Help You Get Pregnant

    One of the biggest reasons for failed IVF is implantation failure, when the embryo that’s transferred doesn’t successfully attach to the uterus for pregnancy.

    This is often caused by a genetic problem with the embryo. The good news is that through the latest genetic screening, at Manchester Fertility we can actively help to improve your chance of pregnancy after failed IVF and miscarriage by finding genetically-healthy embryos that do have pregnancy potential.

    Preimplantation Genet...

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  3. 22 Jun 2018

    Our First IVF Baby Born Through Genetic Screening: Meet Baby Ernest

    Posted: 22 June 2018 Our First IVF Baby Born Through Genetic Screening: Meet Baby Ernest

    From IVF heartache and miscarriage comes baby joy for Manchester Fertility patients Joanne and Andrew – they’re the proud parents of our first ever baby born through our Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS) service.

    Baby Ernest was born in April after our fertility doctors identified that genetically-abnormal embryos together with a misplaced window of implantation were the cause of the couple’s fertility struggles.

    Joanne and Andrew started their journey with us in 2016 a...

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  4. 15 Jun 2018

    Preimplantation Genetic Screening: Facts, Benefits & Risks

    Posted: 15 June 2018 Preimplantation Genetic Screening: Facts, Benefits & Risks

    Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS) is a special advanced test we can perform that looks at an embryo’s genetic make-up, helping us to decide if it’s suitable for transfer or not. 

    It can help you have a baby if you’ve had recurrent pregnancy loss, have a history of failed IVF or are at a higher risk of producing abnormal embryos due to age.

    Here’s what you need to consider if you’re thinking of having Preimplantation Genetic Screening as part of your IVF...

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  5. 08 Jun 2018

    What is Preimplantation Genetic Screening in IVF?

    Posted: 08 June 2018 What is Preimplantation Genetic Screening in IVF?

    Have you experienced recurrent miscarriage or repeated implantation failure? It may have been caused by genetically abnormal embryos.

    At Manchester Fertility, we can help improve your chances of a healthy pregnancy through a special test called Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS).

    One of the most advanced IVF developments of recent years, PGS enables us to check that your embryos have the right numbers of chromosomes for a successful ongoing pregnancy, prior to transfer.

    A highly speciali...

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  6. 25 May 2018

    IVF Embryo Development & Growth: Timeline to Transfer

    Posted: 25 May 2018 IVF Embryo Development & Growth: Timeline to Transfer

    Did you know that it takes only a few days for us to identify your best embryo for transfer?

    After your eggs are retrieved in IVF, they are fertilised with partner or donor sperm. And over the next 48 hours, we’d hope to see them grow and change as amazing things happen to make an embryo suitable for transfer.

    Take a look at an embryo’s typical journey so you can understand the different development and growth stages, and when embryo transfer might happen for you:

    Day 1: The morni...

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  7. 17 May 2017

    How We Increase Your Chance of IVF Pregnancy in our Lab

    Posted: 17 May 2017 How We Increase Your Chance of IVF Pregnancy in our Lab

    One of the biggest factors affecting the outcome of your IVF cycle is embryo selection.

    Reliant on the expertise and skill of the Embryology team, and any advanced techniques used in the laboratory, it involves identifying which of your embryos has the greatest potential for pregnancy.

    At Manchester Fertility our Embryology team have extensive expertise in embryo selection, gained from years of intensive training and clinical practice both in the UK and internationally.

    Our Embryologists use ...

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  8. 02 Sep 2015

    See your baby’s conception through time-lapse video

    Posted: 02 September 2015 See your baby’s conception through time-lapse video

    Would you like to see the moment your baby was conceived? Thanks to our investments in the very latest in IVF technology, you can opt for Time-Lapse EmbryoScope as part of your treatment.

    Time-Lapse EmbryoScope gives you a video showing the development of your baby from the very earliest stage of cell division, right up to the creation of the embryo.

    But the use of this technology isn’t just to show you the moment of conception. It is used by our team to help identify which of your embry...

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